The Reeperbahn Festival is Germany’s largest club festival and since its debut 11 years ago has grown to become one of the most important meeting places for the music industry worldwide.
On Wednesday, Sept 21, Austrian Music Export will be hosting a special Austrian night with four exceptional live acts: Vague, Hearts Hearts, Inner Tongue and Ogris Debris. The night is presented by the eclectic online radio station ByteFM from Hamburg. In partnership with the Reeperbahn Festival, Austrian Music Export has also arranged a special rate for Austrian delegates.
A total of 12 Austrian acts will be performing at the festival, representing the finest that the current local music scene has to offer. Performing solo slots throughout the festivals are Avec, Schmieds Puls, Gasmac Gilmore, Mothers Cake, James Hersey, Moonlight Breakfast, Leyya and Crack Ignaz.
TIMETABLE – AUSTRIAN ARTISTS AT RBF16
- VAGUE, 20:30, Häkken
INNER TONGUE, 21:30, Häkken
HEARTS HEARTS, 22:30, Häkken
OGRIS DEBRIS, 23:30, Häkken
MOTHER´S CAKE, 23:20, Sommersalon * presented by: DMV
- INNER TONGUE, 24:00, Indra
- LEYYA, 14:00, Angie’s Nightclub * Telekom Electronic Beats Matinée
GASMAC GILMORE, 15:15, Bahnhof Pauli
MOONLIGHT BREAKFAST, 22:00, Häkken
- VAGUE, 13:00 Spielbude
AVEC, 19:20, Grosse Freiheit 36
SCHMIEDS PULS, 19:50, St. Pauli-Kirche
JAMES HERSEY, 20:50, Docks
CRACK IGNAZ, 23:50, Moondoo
VAGUE (Siluh Records)
VAGUE are five young men from Vienna. Their past two tours have led them through cities like London, Paris, Prague, Vienna, Hamburg and Berlin, presenting their two EPs “Television” and “Tempdays”. Their debut album “In The Meantime” (2016, Siluh Records) features a strange intimacy and an elaborated sound that – rightfully so – is often compared to the golden years of the early 80s to early 90s underground rock music. But their gloomy postpunk references, distorted guitar surfaces and cool-headeddly whispered melodies are not only for the nostalgic. Pressing yet smooth.
HEARTS HEARTS (Tomlab)
Hearts Hearts create beautiful, elegiac songs which live at the intersection of contemporary and classical electronic and pop music. Anchored by Österle’s voice and as likely to evoke Sigur Ros as Flying Lotus, their debut album Young is an album about experimentation and observation – literate, sophisticated, but vulnerable and warm. Coming a generation after their spiritual forebearers like The Notwist and Radiohead, Hearts Hearts do not so much repeat or pay homage to these artists, but instead build upon them. “Certainly one of the most arresting debuts in recent years.” Drowned in Sound (UK)
Inner Tongue finds as much inspiration in the quiet serenity of the Austrian mountains as in the hustle and bustle of his current home base Vienna. Amid a thriving electronic scene, he wrote and produced his songs alone, before gathering musician friends around him to arrange them. He then travelled around the world in pursuit of vital finishing touches, calling upon Matt Boynton (MGMT, Kurt Vile etc.) in New York, and, especially, John Catlin (Foals, Warpaint, The Naked And Famous etc.) in London. After touring with acts like Ghostpoet, Everything Everything or Get Well Soon throughout Europe, Inner Tongue is currently working on his debut record, which will be released in 2017.
OGRIS DEBRIS (Affine Records)
Since forming in 2007, Ogris Debris have released a bunch of 12“ singles, EPs and remixes. Most notable their debut on the „Compost Black Label Series“ which was followed in 2010 by trans-european supersmasher „Miezekatze“. The guys put out several 12“ on their home-label Affine Records over the years, collaborated with swiss outfit Round Table Knights and created remixes for labelmate Dorian Concept, UK Disco maestro Joey Negro or Brownswood Recordings´ Zara McFarlane. 2013 have seen them producing for legendary N.Y house imprint Nervous Records and for austrian underground label Disko404. On their current album “Constant Spring”, they now manage to keep a balance between vigorous house music, electronic pop and playful musicality.
Reeperbahn Festival, September 21-24, 2016
In addition to some 460 concerts by international artists held in a wide variety of venues, the festival programme includes events in the fields of fine art, film, and literature. The Reeperbahn Festival conference programme is designed for professionals active in the music and creative digital industries and features sessions, showcases, networking events, or awards ceremonies. The festival’s partner country in 2016 is the Netherlands. Dutch Impact, Buma Cultuur, and the Performing Arts Fund NL will spotlight the Dutch music scene in concerts, sessions, and networking events.